Clark Herring McConnell (1878-1957)

Clark Herring McConnell [1]

Born: 5 March 1878, Deer Creek Township, Miami County, Indiana

Died: 2 July 1957, Miami County, Indiana

Son of James Henry McConnell (1845-1890) and Lida Billheimer (1853-1925) [2]

Sibling of William Ethan (1873-1952), Jesse B (1875-1932), and James Bruce (1884-1955)

Married 12 November 1898, Deer Creek Township, Miami County, Indiana to Doskey Chidester [3] (1881-1968).

Father of James Schuyler (1899-1993), Lela Belle (1901-1998), Ivan Earl (1904-1979), George Washington (1919-2009), and Mary Edith (1921-1922). [4]

1880: Lived in Deer Creek Township, Miami, Indiana. [5]

1900: Lived in Deer Creek Township, Miami, Indiana. Occupation: Farm Laborer. Able to read and write. [6]

1910: Lived in Deer Creek Township, Miami, Indiana. [7]

1917-1918: United States World War I Draft Registration. Occupation: Farmer. Address: R.R.1 Bennetts Switch, Miami County, Indiana. Physical description: Short, slender build, brown eyes, dark brown hair. [8]

1920: Lived in Deer Creek Township, Miami, Indiana. [9]

1930: Lived in Bunker Hill, Miami County, Indiana. [10]

1940: Lived in Bunker Hill, Miami County, Indiana. [11]

Burial: 5 July 1957, Galveston Cemetery

Image enhanced from Find A Grave (photographer: Cleo Metcalf)

Notes:

1.) Alternate spellings on documents: Clark H; Clarke; McConnel; Mcconnell; Mcconnel.

2.) Mother’s name also spelled Lidia; Lyda; Eliza A; Bilheimer; Bilhimer

3.) Called “Dot;” Last name spelled in documents sometimes as Chichester, Chidister, or Chitester. First name misspelled occasionally as “Dorskey.”

4.) One source on Family Search lists another son named Clark. Probable mistake or accidental duplicate entered as a son. No other source corroborates.

5.) U.S. Census. Year: 1880; Census Place: Deer Creek, Miami, Indiana; Roll: 299; Page: 662A; Enumeration District: 127. Tenth Census of the United States, 1880. (NARA microfilm publication T9, 1,454 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.

6.) U.S. Census. Year: 1900; Census Place: Deer Creek, Miami, Indiana; Page: 4; Enumeration District: 0096; FHL microfilm: 1240393 . Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls.

7.) U.S. Census. Year: 1910; Census Place: Deer Creek, Miami, Indiana; Roll: T624_370; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 0115; FHL microfilm: 1374383. Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910 (NARA microfilm publication T624, 1,178 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA.

8.) U.S. Selective Service Records. Registration State: Indiana; Registration County: Miami; Roll: 1653567. United States, Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M1509, 4,582 rolls. Imaged from Family History Library microfilm.

9.) U.S. Census. Year: 1920; Census Place: Deer Creek, Miami, Indiana; Roll: T625_441; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 137. Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. (NARA microfilm publication T625, 2076 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA. Note: Enumeration Districts 819-839 are on roll 323 (Chicago City).

10.) U.S. Census. Year: 1930; Census Place: Bunker Hill, Miami, Indiana; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 0024; FHL microfilm: 2340353. United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls.

11.) U.S. Census. Year: 1940; Census Place: Bunker Hill, Miami, Indiana; Roll: m-t0627-01078; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 52-28. United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940. T627, 4,643 rolls.

Sources: McConnell.com; Family Search/Genealogy Records Salt Lake City, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints ID M4MV-G1Q; Ancestry.com; Find a Grave

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